Review collection - Place of death 

40 reviews


Pinto S, Lopes S, de Sousa AB, Delalibera M, Gomes B. Patient and family preferences about place of end-of-life care and death: An umbrella review. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2024 Jan 17.


Balasundram S, Holm A, Benthien KS, Waldorff FB, Reventlow S, Overbeck G. Increasing the chance of dying at home: roles, tasks and approaches of general practitioners enabling palliative care: a systematic review of qualitative literature. BMC Prim Care. 2023 Mar 23;24(1):77. doi: 10.1186/s12875-023-02038-0.

Park S, Kim H, Jang MK, Kim H, Raszewski R, Doorenbos AZ. Community-based death preparation and education: A scoping review. Death Stud. 2023;47(2):221-230. doi: 10.1080/07481187.2022.2045524. Epub 2022 Mar 11.

Wladkowski SP, Wallace CL, Coccia K, Hyde RC, Hinyard L, Washington KT. Live Discharge of Hospice Patients with Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias: A Systematic Review. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2023 Mar 28:10499091231168401. doi: 10.1177/10499091231168401. Epub ahead of print.


García-Sanjuán S, Fernández-Alcántara M, Clement-Carbonell V, Campos-Calderón CP, Orts-Beneito N, Cabañero-Martínez MJ. Levels and Determinants of Place-Of-Death Congruence in Palliative Patients: A Systematic Review. Front Psychol. 2022 Jan 13;12:807869. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2021.807869.


Lin SC, Huang MC, Yasmara D, Wuu HL. Impact of palliative care on end-of-life care and place of death in children, adolescents, and young adults with life-limiting conditions: A systematic review. Palliat Support Care. 2021 Aug;19(4):488-500. doi: 10.1017/S1478951520001455.

Shepperd S, Gonçalves-Bradley DC, Straus SE, Wee B. Hospital at home: home-based end-of-life care. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2021 Mar 16;3:CD009231. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD009231.pub3. [Update of 2016 article]


Johnston EE, Martinez I, Currie E, Brock KE, Wolfe J. Hospital or Home? Where Should Children Die and How Do We Make That a Reality? J Pain Symptom Manage. 2019 Dec 28:S0885-3924(19)31084-X. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2019.12.370. Epub ahead of print.

Wolff SL, Christiansen CF, Nielsen MK, Johnsen SP, Schroeder H, Neergaard MA. Predictors for place of death among children:A systematic review and meta-analyses of recent literature. Eur J Pediatr. 2020 Aug;179(8):1227-1238. doi: 10.1007/s00431-020-03689-2. Epub 2020 Jun 30.


Davies JM, Sleeman KE, Leniz J, Wilson R, Higginson IJ, Verne J, Maddocks M, Murtagh FEM. Socioeconomic position and use of healthcare in the last year of life: A systematic review and meta-analysis. PLoS Med. 2019 Apr 23;16(4):e1002782. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1002782. eCollection 2019 Apr.

Moore DC, Keegan TJ, Dunleavy L, Froggatt K. Factors associated with length of stay in care homes: a systematic review of international literature. Syst Rev. 2019 Feb 20;8(1):56. doi: 10.1186/s13643-019-0973-0.

Neergaard MA, Brunoe AH, Skorstengaard MH, Nielsen MK. What socio-economic factors determine place of death for people with life-limiting illness? A systematic review and appraisal of methodological rigour. Palliat Med. 2019 Jun 12:269216319847089. doi: 10.1177/0269216319847089. [Epub ahead of print]

Turner V, Flemming K. Socioeconomic factors affecting access to preferred place of death: A qualitative evidence synthesis. Palliat Med. 2019 Mar 8:269216319835146. doi: 10.1177/0269216319835146. [Epub ahead of print]

Wilson R, Hepgul N, Higginson IJ, Gao W. End-of-life care and place of death in adults with serious mental illness: A systematic review and narrative synthesis. Palliat Med. 2019 Oct 14:269216319867847. doi: 10.1177/0269216319867847. [Epub ahead of print]


Higel T, Alaoui A, Bouton C, Fournier JP. Effect of Living Wills on End-of-Life Care: A Systematic Review. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2019 Jan;67(1):164-171. doi: 10.1111/jgs.15630. Epub 2018 Dec 3.

Johnson CE, McVey P, Rhee JJ, Senior H, Monterosso L, Williams B, Fallon-Ferguson J, Grant M, Nwachukwu H, Aubin M, Yates P, Mitchell G. General practice palliative care: patient and carer expectations, advance care plans and place of death-a systematic review. BMJ Support Palliat Care. 2018 Jul 25. pii: bmjspcare-2018-001549. doi: 10.1136/bmjspcare-2018-001549. [Epub ahead of print]

Kernick LA, Hogg KJ, Millerick Y, Murtagh FEM, Djahit A, Johnson M. Does advance care planning in addition to usual care reduce hospitalisation for patients with advanced heart failure: A systematic review and narrative synthesis. Palliat Med. 2018 Sep 20:269216318801162. doi: 10.1177/0269216318801162. [Epub ahead of print]

Mogan C, Lloyd-Williams M, Harrison Dening K, Dowrick C. The facilitators and challenges of dying at home with dementia: A narrative synthesis. Palliat Med. 2018 Jun;32(6):1042-1054. doi: 10.1177/0269216318760442.

Wahid AS, Sayma M, Jamshaid S, Kerwat D, Oyewole F, Saleh D, Ahmed A, Cox B, Perry C, Payne S. Barriers and facilitators influencing death at home: A meta-ethnography. Palliat Med. 2018 Feb;32(2):314-328. doi: 10.1177/0269216317713427. Epub 2017 Jun 12.


Lam M, Lam HR, Agarwal A, Lam H, Chow R, Chow S, Chan S, Zaki P, Chow E. Barriers to home death for canadian cancer patients: A literature review. J Pain Manage. 2017;10(1):107-16. [No Abstract Available].

Lin Y, Myall M, Jarrett N. Uncovering the decision-making work of transferring dying patients home from critical care units: An integrative review. J Adv Nurs. 2017 Dec;73(12):2864-2876. doi: 10.1111/jan.13368. Epub 2017 Jul 17.

Nilsson J, Blomberg C, Holgersson G, Carlsson T, Bergqvist M, Bergström S. End-of-life care: Where do cancer patients want to die? A systematic review. Asia Pac J Clin Oncol. 2017 Mar 13. [Epub ahead of print]


Chen H, Nicolson DJ, Macleod U, Allgar V, Dalgliesh C, Johnson M. Does the use of specialist palliative care services modify the effect of socioeconomic status on place of death? A systematic review. Palliat Med. 2016 May;30(5):434-45. Epub 2015 Sep 1.

Costa V, Earle CC, Esplen MJ, Fowler R, Goldman R, Grossman D, Levin L, Manuel DG, Sharkey S, Tanuseputro P, You JJ. The determinants of home and nursing home death: a systematic review and meta-analysis. BMC Palliat Care. 2016 Jan 20;15(1):8.

Martin RS, Hayes B, Gregorevic K, Lim WK. The effects of advance care planning interventions on nursing home residents: A systematic review. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2016 Apr 1;17(4):284-93. Epub 2016 Feb 6.

Rainsford S, MacLeod RD, Glasgow NJ. Place of death in rural palliative care: A systematic review. Palliat Med. 2016 Sep;30(8):745-63. Epub 2016 Mar 4.

Shepperd S, Gonçalves-Bradley DC, Straus SE, Wee B. Hospital at home: home-based end-of-life care. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2016 Feb 18;2:CD009231. [Update of 2011 article]


Hoare S, Morris ZS, Kelly MP, Kuhn I, Barclay S. Do Patients Want to Die at Home? A Systematic Review of the UK Literature, Focused on Missing Preferences for Place of Death. PLoS One. 2015 Nov 10;10(11):e0142723. eCollection 2015.


Costa V. The determinants of place of death: An evidence-based analysis. Ont Health Technol Assess Ser. 2014 Dec 1;14(16):1-78. eCollection 2014.

Reed FM, Fitzgerald L, Bish MR. District nurse advocacy for choice to live and die at home in rural Australia: A scoping study. Nurs Ethics. 2014 Jun 29.[Epub ahead of print]


Billingham MJ, Billingham S-J.  Congruence between preferred and actual place of death according to the presence of malignant or non-malignant disease: A systematic review and meta-analysis. BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care. 2013; 3:144-154. [No Abstract Available].

Bluebond-Langner M, Beecham E, Candy B, Langner R, Jones L. Preferred place of death for children and young people with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions: A systematic review of the literature and recommendations for future inquiry and policy. Palliat Med. 2013 Sep;27(8):705-13. Epub 2013 Apr 23.

Gill A, Laporte A, Coyte PC. Predictors of home death in palliative care patients: a critical literature review. J Palliat Care. 2013 Summer;29(2):113-8. [No Abstract Available].

Gomes B, Calanzani N, Curiale V, McCrone P, Higginson IJ. Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of home palliative care services for adults with advanced illness and their caregivers. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2013 Jun 6;6:CD007760. [Epub ahead of print]

Gomes B, Calanzani N, Gysels M, Hall S, Higginson IJ. Heterogeneity and changes in preferences for dying at home: a systematic review. BMC Palliat Care. 2013 Feb 15;12:7.


O'Sullivan EM. Using epidemiological surveillance systems and routine data sets to study place of care and place of death: strengths and weaknesses. Palliat Med. 2011 Jan;25(1):94-6. [No Abstract Available].


Bell CL, Somogyi-Zalud E, Masaki KH. Factors associated with congruence between preferred and actual place of death. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2010 Mar;39(3):591-604. Epub 2010 Jan 29.

Howell DA, Roman E, Cox H, Smith AG, Patmore R, Garry AC, Howard MR. Destined to die in hospital? Systematic review and meta-analysis of place of death in haematological malignancy. BMC Palliat Care. 2010 Jun 1;9(1):9. [Epub ahead of print]


Bell C, Somogyi-Zalud E, Masaki K. Methodological review: measured and reported congruence between preferred and actual place of death. Palliat Med. 2009 Sep;23(6):482-90. Epub 2009 Jun 3.

Murray MA. Assessing and addressing research-practice gaps in practitioners' provision of decision support for terminally-ill cancer patients considering the place of their end-of-life care: Design and evaluation of a multi-faceted educational intervention. [Ph.D.]: University of Ottawa (Canada); 2009.

Last updated 25 March 2024